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4.7 out of 10

Canon MVX40i / Optura 50

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Overall 7
7.0

"Great all around camera for price"

Newtboy, CNET
9 February 2007
  • Pros: Good picture, firewire/i.link capable, easy to use, manual focus ring
  • Cons: Loud motor noise, only 10x optical zoom
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 6
6.0

OPTURA 50 REVIEW

Overstock
31 August 2006
  • Summary: Although a good value the reviews I read were right on. This camera does not do well in low light. Also, have always had Sony camcorders and this one just feels cheaply built. That being said, the size is great. And the outdoor shots are really good.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 6
6.0

OPTURA 50 REVIEW

Overstock
31 August 2006
  • Summary: Although a good value the reviews I read were right on. This camera does not do well in low light. Also, have always had Sony camcorders and this one just feels cheaply built. That being said, the size is great. And the outdoor shots are really good.
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Overall 7
7.0

"I .like this camera but the motor noise is fairly loud"

judyc297, CNET
28 April 2006
  • Pros: great features, takes decent stills, nice small size, it has a lot of extra stuff
  • Cons: loud motor noise, i found it to be quite annoying. The set switch is poorly made and placed!
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Overall 8
8.0

Great feature-set and performance for the price

Flashlight, Amazon
27 March 2006
  • Summary: The Optura 50 certainly isn't perfect and there are any number of higher-priced cameras which outperform it. However, the feature-set and performance for the price make the Optura 50 an excellent value. The automatic white balance on the Optura 50 is more easily fooled in difficult lighting than rival cameras so you may frequently find yourself manually choosing a white balance setting.
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Overall 8
8.0

"Unique deal at current prices"

tuckhill, CNET
1 March 2006
  • Pros: General picture quality; high end consumer features; street prices
  • Cons: Minor performance issues and design flaws
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Overall 7
7.0

"Optical image stabilization and good resolution."

C.H.Ling, CNET
6 October 2005
  • Pros: Compact size when compare with others with similar feature
  • Cons: Poor low light performance, noise and low saturation. Poor "SET" switch.
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Overall 7
7.0

"great for family shots"

fyrmedic, CNET
5 August 2005
  • Pros: good color reproduction sharp in daylight
  • Cons: poor in low light, some noise if you are REAL quiet
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Overall 8
8.0

Not bad given the other options

John Faughnan "John G Faughnan", Amazon
10 April 2005
  • Summary: I was looking for some very specific features when I bought this camera (I actually bought an Elura 90, used it for a week, and switched to the Optura 50 for the S-video I/O.) I'm a strictly family documentary person -- most of my videos are done at home in poor light and using the widest angle settings.
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